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Awarded for  Worst in film
First awarded  March 31, 1981
Country  United States
Official website  razzies.com
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Presented by  Golden Raspberry Award Foundation
Ceremony date  February 25, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Winners  Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, Worst Picture, Worst Picture, Rebekah TurnerHillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, Rebekah Turner, Worst Actress, Worst Actress, Dinesh D'SouzaHillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, Dinesh D'Souza, Worst Actor, Worst Actor, Dinesh D'SouzaHillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, Dinesh D'Souza, Worst Director, Worst Director, Bruce SchooleyHillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, Bruce Schooley, Worst Director, Worst Director, Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeDavid S Goyer - Chris Terrio, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Worst Screenplay, Worst Screenplay, Kristen WiigZoolander 2, Kristen Wiig, Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Supporting Actress, Jesse EisenbergBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jesse Eisenberg, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Supporting Actor, Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeBen Affleck - Henry Cavill, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble, Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Worst Prequel - Remake - Rip-off or Sequel, Worst Prequel - Remake - Rip-off or Sequel, Mel GibsonHacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson, Redeemer Award, Redeemer Award, Fifty Shades of GreyE L James - Dana Brunetti - Michael De Luca, Fifty Shades of Grey, Worst Picture, Worst Picture, Fantastic FourMatthew Vaughn - Simon Kinberg - Hutch Parker -, Fantastic Four, Worst Picture, Worst Picture, Dakota JohnsonFifty Shades of Grey, Dakota Johnson, Worst Actress, Worst Actress, Jamie DornanFifty Shades of Grey, Jamie Dornan, Worst Actor, Worst Actor, Josh TrankFantastic Four, Josh Trank, Worst Director, Worst Director, Fifty Shades of GreyKelly Marcel, Fifty Shades of Grey, Worst Screenplay, Worst Screenplay, Kaley CuocoAlvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip - The Wedding Ringer, Kaley Cuoco, Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Supporting Actress, Eddie RedmayneJupiter Ascending, Eddie Redmayne, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Supporting Actor, Fifty Shades of GreyJamie Dornan - Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey, Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble, Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble, Fantastic FourMatthew Vaughn - Simon Kinberg - Hutch Parker -, Fantastic Four, Worst Prequel - Remake - Rip-off or Sequel, Worst Prequel - Remake - Rip-off or Sequel, Sylvester Stallone, Sylvester Stallone, Redeemer Award, Redeemer Award, Saving ChristmasSamuel Goldwyn Films, Saving Christmas, Worst Picture, Worst Picture, Cameron DiazThe Other Woman - Sex Tape, Cameron Diaz, Worst Actress, Worst Actress, Kirk CameronSaving Christmas, Kirk Cameron, Worst Actor, Worst Actor, Michael BayTransformers: Age of Extinction, Michael Bay, Worst Director, Worst Director, Saving ChristmasDarren Doane - Cheston Hervey, Saving Christmas, Worst Screenplay, Worst Screenplay, Megan FoxTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Megan Fox, Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Supporting Actress, Kelsey GrammerTransformers: Age of Extinction - The Expendables 3 - Think Like a Man Too -, Kelsey Grammer, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Supporting Actor, Saving ChristmasKirk Cameron, Saving Christmas, Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble, Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble, Annie, Annie, Worst Prequel - Remake - Rip-off or Sequel, Worst Prequel - Remake - Rip-off or Sequel, Ben Affleck, Ben Affleck, Redeemer Award, Redeemer Award, Movie 43, Movie 43, Worst Picture, Worst Picture, Tyler PerryA Madea Christmas, Tyler Perry, Worst Actress, Worst Actress, Jaden SmithAfter Earth, Jaden Smith, Worst Actor, Worst Actor, Jonathan van TullekenMovie 43, Jonathan van Tulleken, Worst Director, Worst Director, James GunnMovie 43, James Gunn, Worst Director, Worst Director, Bob OdenkirkMovie 43, Bob Odenkirk, Worst Director, Worst Director, Elizabeth BanksMovie 43, Elizabeth Banks, Worst Director, Worst Director, Steven BrillMovie 43, Steven Brill, Worst Director, Worst Director, Rusty CundieffMovie 43, Rusty Cundieff, Worst Director, Worst Director, Peter FarrellyMovie 43, Peter Farrelly, Worst Director, Worst Director, Brett RatnerMovie 43, Brett Ratner, Worst Director, Worst Director, James DuffyMovie 43, James Duffy, Worst Director, Worst Director, Patrik ForsbergMovie 43, Patrik Forsberg, Worst Director, Worst Director, Steve CarrMovie 43, Steve Carr, Worst Director, Worst Director, Will GrahamMovie 43, Will Graham, Worst Director, Worst Director, Griffin DunneMovie 43, Griffin Dunne, Worst Director, Worst Director, Movie 43James Gunn - Bob Odenkirk - Olle Sarri -, Movie 43, Worst Screenplay, Worst Screenplay, Kim KardashianTemptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, Kim Kardashian, Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Supporting Actress, Will SmithAfter Earth, Will Smith, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Supporting Actor, After EarthWill Smith - Jaden Smith, After Earth, Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble, Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble, Jack and JillAdam Sandler - Columbia Pictures - Jack Giarraputo -, Jack and Jill, Worst Picture, Worst Picture, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2Summit Entertainment, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Worst Picture, Worst Picture, Kristen StewartSnow White and the Huntsman - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Kristen Stewart, Worst Actress, Worst Actress, Adam SandlerJack and Jill, Adam Sandler, Worst Actress, Worst Actress, Adam SandlerThat's My Boy, Adam Sandler, Worst Actor, Worst Actor, Adam SandlerJust Go With It - Jack and Jill, Adam Sandler, Worst Actor, Worst Actor, Dennis DuganJust Go With It - Jack and Jill, Dennis Dugan, Worst Director, Worst Director, Bill CondonThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Bill Condon, Worst Director, Worst Director, Jack and JillAdam Sandler - Steve Koren - Ben Zook, Jack and Jill, Worst Screenplay, Worst Screenplay, That's My BoyDavid Caspe, That's My Boy, Worst Screenplay, Worst Screenplay, RihannaBattleship, Rihanna, Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Supporting Actress, David SpadeJack and Jill, David Spade, Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Supporting Actress, Taylor LautnerThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Taylor Lautner, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Supporting Actor, Al PacinoJack and Jill, Al Pacino, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Supporting Actor, Jack and JillKatie Holmes - Adam Sandler - Al Pacino, Jack and Jill, Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble, Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2Taylor Lautner - Mackenzie Foy, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble, Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble, Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble, Jack and JillColumbia Pictures, Jack and Jill, Worst Prequel - Remake - Rip-off or Sequel, Worst Prequel - Remake - Rip-off or Sequel, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2Summit Entertainment, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Worst Prequel - Remake - Rip-off or Sequel, Worst Prequel - Remake - Rip-off or Sequel, Jack and Jill, Jack and Jill, Worst Screen Ensemble, Worst Screen Ensemble

The Golden Raspberry Awards often shortened to Razzies and Razzie Awards, is an award in recognition of the worst in film. Co-founded by UCLA film graduates and film-industry veterans, John J. B. Wilson and Mo Murphy, the annual Razzie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles precedes the corresponding Academy Awards ceremony by one day. The term raspberry in the name is used in its irreverent sense, as in "blowing a raspberry". The awards themselves are in the form of a "golf ball-sized raspberry" which sits atop a Super 8 mm film reel, the whole of which is spray painted gold.

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The first Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony was held on March 31, 1981, at John J. B. Wilson's living-room alcove in Los Angeles, to honor the worst in film of the 1980 film season. The 37th ceremony was held on February 25, 2017.

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History

American publicist John J. B. Wilson traditionally held potluck parties at his house in Los Angeles on the night of the Academy Awards. In 1981, after the 53rd Academy Awards had completed for the evening, Wilson invited friends to give random award presentations in his living room. Wilson decided to formalize the event, after watching a double feature of Can't Stop the Music and Xanadu. He gave them ballots to vote on worst in film. Wilson stood at a podium made of cardboard in a tacky tuxedo, with a foam ball attached to a broomstick as a fake microphone, and announced Can't Stop the Music as the first Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture. The impromptu ceremony was a success and the following week a press release about his event released by Wilson was picked up by a few local newspapers, including a mention in the Los Angeles Daily News with the headline: "Take These Envelopes, Please".

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Approximately three dozen people came to the 1st Golden Raspberry Awards. The 2nd Golden Raspberry Awards had double the attendance as the first and the 3rd awards ceremony had double this number. By the 4th Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony, CNN and two major wire services covered the event. Wilson realized that by scheduling the Golden Raspberry Awards before the Academy Awards, the ceremony would get more press coverage: "We finally figured out you couldn't compete with the Oscars on Oscar night, but if you went the night before, when the press from all over the world are here and they are looking for something to do, it could well catch on," he said to BBC News.

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The term raspberry is used in its irreverent sense, as in "blowing a raspberry". Wilson commented to the author of Blame It on the Dog: "When I registered the term with the Library of Congress in 1980, they asked me, 'Why raspberry? What's the significance of that?' But since then, razz has pretty much permeated the culture. We couldn't have done it without Hollywood's help." Wilson is referred to as "Ye Olde Head Razzberry".

Format

Paying members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation vote to determine the recipients. For the 29th Golden Raspberry Awards in 2009, award results were based on votes from approximately 650 journalists, cinema fans and professionals from the film industry. Voters hailed from 45 states in the United States and 19 other countries.

The ceremony, typically held one day before the Academy Awards, is modeled after the latter but "deliberately low-end and tacky".

Collecting in person

Most winners do not attend the ceremony to collect their awards. Notable exceptions include Tom Green (Worst Actor/Worst Director), Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock (Worst Actress), Michael Ferris, J. D. Shapiro (Worst Screenplay), and Paul Verhoeven (Worst Director).

Contradicting awards

Three people won both the Razzies and Oscars the same weekend: Alan Menken in 1993, Brian Helgeland in 1998, and Bullock in 2010, although all three for different films. Two actors had performances in the same movie scoring Oscar and Razzie nominations, James Coco (Only When I Laugh) and Amy Irving (Yentl). Neil Diamond, winner of the inaugural Worst Actor Razzie for 1980's The Jazz Singer, was nominated for the Golden Globe in the same role. The Aerosmith song "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing", as part of the original soundtrack to the 1998 film Armageddon, was nominated for both an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Original Song, as was the Trisha Yearwood song "How Do I Live" from the 1997 film Con Air and the Tony Bennett song "Life in a Looking Glass" from the 1986 film That's Life!.

Wall Street (1987) is the only film to date to win both an Oscar and a Razzie. Michael Douglas won the Academy Award for Best Actor, however Daryl Hannah's performance was not as well received and earned her a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress.

Categories

Current Awards

  • Worst Actor: 1980 to present
  • Worst Actress: 1980 to present
  • Worst Supporting Actor: 1980 to present
  • Worst Supporting Actress: 1980 to present
  • Worst Screen Combo: 1994 to present
  • Worst Screenplay: 1980 to present
  • Worst Director: 1980 to present
  • Worst Picture: 1980 to present
  • Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel: 1994 to present, except 1996 and 1999
  • The Razzie Redeemer Award: 2014 to present
  • Retired

  • Worst Original Song: 1980 to 1999, 2002
  • Worst New Star: 1981 to 1998, except 1989
  • Worst Musical Score: 1981 to 1985
  • Worst Visual Effects: 1986 to 1987
  • Special categories

    Special categories have also been introduced for specific years. Such special awards include:

    Anniversary Awards

    Every decade-closing ceremony includes an award for the worst actors and movies of the decade—though the 2000 ceremony put the actors as worst of the 20th century instead. Special prizes for the 25th anniversary of the Razzies awards were also given out in 2005.

    Worst Career Achievement

    This award has been given five times, to Ronald Reagan in 1981, to Linda Blair in 1983, to Irwin Allen in 1985, to "Bruce the Rubber Shark" from Jaws in 1987, and to director Uwe Boll in 2009 who received this for his achievement as "Germany's answer to Ed Wood".

    Governor's Award

    This is a special award given by Razzie Award Governor John J. B. Wilson to an individual whose achievements are not covered by the Razzies' other categories. It was awarded in 2003 to Travis Payne for "Distinguished Under-Achievement in Choreography" in the film From Justin to Kelly.

    Barry L. Bumstead Award

    This award is given to a critical and financial failure that would've been nominated if it had received an eligible release. It was awarded in 2016 to United Passions and in 2017 to Misconduct.

    Criticism

    The Razzies have received criticism, including from news sources such as Indiewire and The Daily Telegraph, for several issues, including that members of the Golden Raspberry Foundation are not required to watch the nominated movies, and that seemingly anyone can join the Golden Raspberry Foundation, so long as they pay at least $40, which is different from the invitation-only Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Critics take issue with the Razzies picking "easy targets" and mainstream films instead of those which are perceived as less popular but more deserving productions, continuing to appeal to celebrities, seemingly for publicity and attention, over other, worthier films and performances.

    Sam Adams of Indiewire has said the Razzies are "like hecklers hurling insults at comedians or a concertgoer yelling out 'Whoo!' during a quiet song, they're not-so-secretly crying out to be noticed. The Razzies, properly enough, avoid pouncing on the little guy; they don't trash no-budget indies no one has seen for having bad lighting or terrible sound". Robbie Collin of The Daily Telegraph has said "the Razzies' ongoing failure to train its sights on anything but the most obvious targets means it grows more tired and redundant by the year". CraveOnline's William Bibbiani stated that the Razzies follow "a cheap shot of pranksterism", and "with only a handful of exceptions, only seen fit to nominate the most infamous movies of the year, and not necessarily the worst."

    References

    Golden Raspberry Awards Wikipedia


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